25 Parenting Hacks Every New Mom Or Dad Should Definitely Know

Just under 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year. That means that some 8 million parents welcome a new child into the world.

And as those parents know, raising a kid is not an easy job. There are sleepless nights, stressful days, diaper changes, crying…the list goes on. As your little ones grow up, new challenges arise. That’s why it’s so important to have an edge. There are some top tips in this post though it caters towards a more State-side Audience.

Take it from moms and dads who have been parents many times over — this insider knowledge is sure to make things easier on just about any new mother or father.

1. Prevent your kid’s toys from floating away in the tub with an old laundry basket.

2. Make a DIY sparkler hand protector out of a Solo cup.

3. Change the bottle game by enabling your tot to feed themselves.

4. Use a rubber band to teach your kids how to hold a pencil and write properly.

5. Use disposable coffee cup tops to prevent messy popsicle drips.

6. If your kids are afraid of monsters, spray their room with “Monster Spray.”

7. Turn cleanup time into a fun game.

8. Freeze Capri Sun overnight to make a delicious slushy.

9. Give your kid a sweet playpen by inflating a pool indoors.

10. Put padlocks on plugs so there’s no risk of your little tykes playing with them.

11. Once your baby learns to crawl, put them in this adorable onesie — they’ll mop while they explore.

12. Use a shoe organizer as a storage spot in your car.

13. All you need is a strong sheet and a table to make a baby-friendly indoor hammock.

14. An old camera bag can work as a new diaper bag.

15. Use an old phone to make a monitor for your baby’s crib.

16. Give your baby some shade and shield them from nasty bug bites by putting a crib sheet over their outdoor playpen.

17. Disposable sauce containers are a great place to store pacifiers.

18. Keep kids from making a mess while they eat in the car by bringing along shower totes.

19. Use an old lotion bottle to make an easy water balloon pump.

20. Fill a glove with beans to make it seem like you are holding your little one while they sleep.

21. Make an awesome faucet extender with an old shampoo or body wash bottle.

22. A large cardboard box can turn any stairway into a slide.

23. This little hat will prevent tears while you bathe your baby.

24. Let your kids know exactly how much toilet paper they should be using.

25. And finally, for when you’ve got teens…use this trick to alert you if they try to sneak in after curfew.

(via WooHome)

Hopefully, these hacks will make your transition into parenthood a bit smoother. But above all, just enjoy the ride!

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Calderdale Family Fun Day

Calderdale Family Fun Day and Mytholmroyd Christmas Market

Tomorrow is Calderdale Family Fun Day, see the flier below. I met one of the Organisers at the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market today, which was a great event and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop  was very happy to be there. We all had a good day overall and the event was well organised. So well done to all those who made it happen.

A special thank-you goes out to Peter Metcalfe of Pennine Provisions who helped rescue us when the transport we had planned fell through.
(Thanks so much Peter, you are a star !!)

Next year Sillly Billy’s Toy Shop will also hope to have a presence at the Mytholmroyd Christmas Market. If you are interested in Silly Billy’s attending any other events then get in touch.

Calderdale Family Fun Day is being held in Todmorden tomorrow and below is the flyer:-
Calderdale Family Fun Day

From 1330 until 1600 at Todmorden Sports Centre Call 01422 242124 for more details, a Charity Event

Additionally Rebecca is doing a sprint triathlon to raise money for Home-Start Calderdale.
Please sponsor her if you can: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rebeccagodar

This is what the folks at Wikipedia say about Todmorden:

Todmorden (/ˈtɒdmədən/; locally /ˈtɒdmɔːdən/[1] /ˈtɒdmərdən/ or /tɔːmdɪn/)[2] is a market town and civil parish[3] in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England. It is 17 miles (27 km) from Manchester and in 2011 had a population of 15,481.[4]

Todmorden is at the confluence of three steep-sided Pennine valleys and is surrounded by moorlands with outcrops of sandblasted gritstone.

The historic boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire is the River Calder and its tributary, the Walsden Water, which run through the town. The administrative border was altered by the Local Government Act 1888 placing the whole of the town within the West Riding.

The town is served by Todmorden and Walsden railway stations.
Short and sweet, full URL to the wiki page is here

Lastly don’t forget about Silly Billy’s ongoing Lego Competition, the Big One, anyone can take part and it’s completely free to enter.

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